Natasha Hoyte, MPH, MSN, CRNP-PC

Pediatric and Adolescent Health Center, Y-HEP Health Center

Pediatric Nurse Practitioner

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Natasha Hoyte


Natasha Hoyte is a Primary Care Pediatric Nurse Practitioner, certified by the Pediatric Nursing Certification Board (PNCB). Prior to joining Philadelphia FIGHT in 2016, Ms. Hoyte worked for 2 years as a Pediatric Nurse Practitioner at Quality Community Healthcare, Inc. in North Philadelphia.

Ms. Hoyte completed the Second Degree Accelerated Nursing Program at the University of Pennsylvania, where she graduated summa cum laude with a Bachelor’s of Science in Nursing in 2012. Ms. Hoyte is a former Robert Wood Johnson Scholar in Nursing and recipient of the Independence Blue Cross Foundation Nurse for Tomorrow Scholarship (2012). She also received her Masters of Science in Nursing from the University of Pennsylvania in 2014 with a focus in Pediatric Primary Care and upon graduating was inducted into the Sigma Theta Tau International Honor Society in Nursing, Xi Chapter.

Beyond her clinical experience, Ms. Hoyte graduated cum laude with a Bachelor of Science Degree in Biology from the University of Pittsburgh in 2008. She also received her Master’s in Public Health in Community-Oriented Primary Care from The George Washington University, in Washington, D.C. She was inducted into the Delta Omega Honorary Society in Public Health, Omega Chapter (2010). Ms. Hoyte has extensive public health experience that includes various research projects at The Children’s Hospital in Philadelphia relating to STI rates and sexual health education among adolescents in Philadelphia, in addition to her work as a Youth Linkage to Care Coordinator in a collaborative initiative between Children’s National Health System in Washington, D.C. and the D.C. Department of Health. In this capacity, she participated in The Adolescent Trials Network (ATN) for HIV/AIDS Interventions and spearheaded the evaluation of linkage to care in the District for youth newly diagnosed with HIV/AIDS. During her time in the District of Columbia, Ms. Hoyte remained involved in the Structural Change Committee of the D.C. Concerned Providers Coalition in efforts to reduce the transmission of HIV among young transgender women and MSM of color.

With her clinical and public health expertise, coupled with her passion for working with vulnerable youth and community outreach, Ms. Hoyte remains an invaluable asset to FIGHT and complements our clinical team at YHEP.

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